This Humane Restraint jacket
is put on with a few extra straps. I also believe that it has been
extended in length and has an additional back strap. The strap between
the elbows and around the arms are additions. Both make it difficult to
get out of a straitjacket. (Not to mention the hood and the leg irons.)
Humane Restraint makes both
real and tricked straitjackets.
My Humane Restraint jacket
un-comfortable ridge at the top of the sleeve. The canvas is quite a bit
heaver than that used in the Posey jacket. I like the feel of the heaver
canvas. The jacket has no loops for the arms. This is probably the
biggest "problem" with the straitjacket.
- Heavy canvas construction.
- Relatively small neck opening. My HR jacket has a collar length
of 18.5 inches. My large Posey jacket has a collar length
of 33 inches.
- Removable 1 inch leather straps for the back and sleeve/arm straps.
The back straps are 13.5 inches in length. The arm/sleeve strap is
55.5 inches in length.
All of the leather straps have two keepers. The one on the bottom of
the strap keeps the strap on the jacket when it is not "applied" to a
person. The usual keeper makes it much more difficult to un-buckle a
buckle, if you happen to be in the straitjacket.
- The sleeves have a large eyelet at the ends. 1.75in OD .9in ID.
- An optional spring loaded crotch strap and steel loops. The strap can
be seen in the previous picture.
- Twill covering at the collar.
- Selvage edges at the back opening.
- Seam down front of jacket and top of shoulders (arm-to-collar)
This doesn't really need to be a problem. Just a little lump in the back
of the jacket will keep most people in. In the picture notice that the
arm/sleeve strap goes under one of the back straps. This works
I found it relatively easy to
get out of. With my body, even when it is strapped on so tight that I am
having trouble breathing, I can still get my arms over my head. So easy
that I had them add some custom modifications to my jacket.
The modifications included the following:
- Four straps on the back. Their standard straitjacket has three.
- An extra set of loops for the arm/sleeve strap.
Note the two extra steel loops just to the left and right of the
buckle. The one to the right has the sleeve strap passing
through it in both directions. The one to the left the sleeve
strap passes through it only once.
- Extra length in the body.
- Extra length in the sleeves.
This jacket was quilted by Humane Restraint.
It is two layers of canvass quilted together.
Note that the arms are not quilted.
I was advised by HR that they could not
quilt the arms. That jacket was $275.00US
I have never worn or seen one of their tricked straitjackets. I would
like to add pictures to this page that show the tricked sleeve.
Humane Restraint directly if you are interested.
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This Fall owl shift I may be sleeping fitfully in a straitjacket, but I am thinking about being
forced in to a Humane Restraint straitjacket. In San Francisco it is
Tuesday, October 13 at 4:52 AM
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